We are all abuzz with excitement for our annual Cover Kids contest and it’s got us thinking about the best places to take family photos in the metro and beyond! Get your camera ready for some insta-worthy backdrops.
In the OKC metro
Growing Paynes Farms (12901 S Czech Hall Rd, Mustang) has a variety of sunflowers and other flowers that are sure to brighten smiles. Schedule your photo session by messaging the farm on Facebook.
Capture a classic at the Lake Hefner Lighthouse, East Wharf (Lake Hefner Pkwy).
Pedal Pusher Farms (24155 Bryant Ave, Purcell) offers seasonal flowers including sunflowers, dahlias, zinnias and more. They also have rustic backdrops and historical barns. Private photo sessions are available by appointment only.
Other popular photography spots are: Sutton Wilderness, Martin Park Nature Center, the Oklahoma City Zoo and Lake Overholser.
Scissortail Park features the colorful Skydance Bridge, lush gardens, tree-lined walkways, a lake, art features and more.
The Wheeler District is a playful destination that blends local charm and public art with beautiful views.
OKC Murals – Oklahoma City is blooming with public art and offer a color pop to your family photos. Some of our favorites are:
- Kris Kanaly’s murals in the Plaza District
- Keep Oklahoma Friendly mural by Dusty Gilpin at The Bleu Garten
- Grains Across the Plains by several local artists on Broadway Ave
- Fortune Favors The Brave mural by Julie “Juuri” Robertson on Western Ave
Other popular photography spots are: Automobile Alley, Main Street Norman, University of Oklahoma campus and the Paseo District.
Beyond the metro
The rugged landscape and variety of wildflowers at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge make for a wonderful photo backdrop.
P Bar Farms (1002 Old 66 Rd, Hydro) has a two-acre patch of sunflowers available to the public for photo opportunities. The blooms are at their peak for a short time tso stay tuned to their Facebook page for updates.
J&B Flower Patch (11750 US Hwy 75, Okmulgee) is open by appointment only for photos and flower picking. They have rows of sunflowers, zinnias, black-eyed Susans, cosmos and more.
Lakeview Lavender Farm (21536 N County Rd 3200, Pauls Valley) invites families to walk through their lush lavender fields as well as wildflowers and daylilies. Peak season for the lavender is May & June. They also have a gift shop with lavender products made from their harvest.